A retirement village – ideal as a base for senior travel

A retirement village – ideal as a base for senior travel


If you are an active senior and you love to travel, a retirement village, far from being confining, can actually be a great place to live. Many seniors like to spend their retirement years travelling, particularly in caravans or mobile homes, and retirement communities can offer a number of benefits. Many, such as Beleura Village, Mornington, provide facilities for you to securely store your caravan while you are home, and also keep an eye on your home while you are away on extended trips. Retirement homes are generally designed to be low maintenance, with many of the facilities maintained communally. This means that you are less likely to have to worry about general upkeep while you are away, and can hopefully expect to return to your home and garden in the same condition as you left it.

Security can be a concern if you are planning to be away for a while. When you live in a retirement village, you can have the reassurance of knowing that your neighbours and the village management are there to keep an eye on your property, and let you know if there are any problems or emergencies.

Being part of a close-knit community with neighbours nearby can be a deterrent to potential thieves, and means that if anything is amiss, it is likely to be noticed quickly.

If you own your own caravan, it can take up a lot of space. Many retirement villages now offer caravan storage facilities, so that when you are at home, and not on the road, you can be sure that your caravan is safe and secure. You might not want your caravan sitting out on your driveway all year round, where it is often in the way so villages like Beleura Village in Mornington provided dedicated storage areas.

Another great benefit of retirement living for seniors who like to travel is having like-minded people around to share stories, and seek advice from. With so many seniors taking advantage of the freedom that being retired has to offer, it is easy to form supportive networks, and even arrange joint trips. This can help to build a sense of community, and can open up opportunities that might not be available for those who living in their own homes in the general community.

Whether you are an occasional traveller, or you spend as much time as possible on the road seeing the country, being part of a retirement village can be a boost to your lifestyle. The reassurance of having your home looked after while you are away leaves you free to relax, and enjoy the benefits of senior travel.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of a move to a modern retirement village around Melbourne. Booking a tour at one of the RCA Villages around Melbourne can be a great place to start. Visit the website of the village in the region you would like to visit for contact details.

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Benefits of retirement village living for seniors – and their extended families

Benefits of retirement village living for seniors – and their extended families